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Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
National Institute for Astrophysics
Location
Italy
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Coordinating Country
Italy
Status
Status
Current Status:
Under construction since 2012
Scientific Description
The Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT, Lat. 39.4930N - Long. 9.2451E) is a major radio astronomical facility almost ready for outstanding scientific observations.

It represents a flexible instrument for Radio Astronomy, Geodynamical studies and Space science, either in single dish or VLBI mode. SRT combines one of the largest steerable collecting area all over the World with state-of-the-art technology to enable high efficiency up to the 3-mm frequency band. The optical system is based on a quasi-Gregorian dish antenna with mirrors shaped to minimize the standing wave bouncing between the two reflectors. Three additional mirrors, combined in a Beam Wave Guide (BWG) configuration, increase the number of focal positions.

The manufacturing of the SRT mechanical parts and their assembly on-site was commissioned in 2003 to the company MTM® (Germany). The final tests and acceptance of the instrument have been performed in August 2012.

RI Keywords
Astrophysics, New molecular lines, Astro-chemistry
Classifications
RI Category
Telescopes
Scientific Domain
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
ESFRI Domain
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Services
SRT

Access to the radio telescope, including logistical, technological and scientific support.

Equipment
SRT

Radio telescope with 64 m parabolic dish and alt-azimuth mounting. Frequency: 300 MHz - 100 GHZ, max. angular resolution 11 arcsec (at 100 GHz).

Collaborations
Networks
RadioNet3
Date of last update: 14/09/2018